Yavor Kresic Music Biography
Yavor is an Ottawa based singer / songwriter who has been playing and performing music for over thirty-five years. In his early 20’s, he worked in the hi tech industry while playing solo and band gigs on the weekends in various local establishments. In his late 20’s, he discovered meditation and at the age of 35, his life took a major detour.
June of 2018 marked the release of Yavor’s newest full length album, “Coming Home“. The album was written over the course of seven years and recorded in the winter of 2018. It features the local talents of Clayton Connell (Keys), Tara Holloway & Claire Kuzmyk (Backup vocals), Greggory Clark (Bass), Jeff Kingsbury (Drums), Don Wallace (guitar) and Yavor (vocals, guitar).
“Coming Home” was recorded by the multi-talented Dean Watson at Watson World Studio and mastered by Phil Bova Jr, who has worked on multiple Polaris Prize and Juno Award winning records.
Yavor’s music is a unique combination of folk, blues and classic rock, which inspires him to explore a myriad of musical styles, while creating a strong emotional connection to his audience. The songs on his latest album were crafted at open mics, busking on the streets of Ottawa and at various solo gigs.
Yavor’s songs are an expression of the interior landscape of his human experience and emotions. Both well crafted and thoughtful, they are composed in a manner similar to the way in which a painter applies color to canvas.
Since 2011, Yavor has shared the stage with many talented local performers including Maria Hawkins, Clayton Connell and Don Wallace.
A Great Musician
“Yavor Kresic is a great musician, which I’ve had the opportunity to partner with for two events in my store. His professionalism, care and attention to detail are amazing.
I’ve received many compliments from my guests about his work. I hope to partner with him again for future events.”
~ Sapha J Mahfouz, Manager
Starbucks, York St., Byward Market
A Wonderful Entertainer
“Yavor is a wonderful entertainer! He was engaging and the residents thoroughly enjoyed it.”
~ Katie Wallace, Activities Assistant
Duke of Devonshire Retirement Residence
“Yavor is hugely entertaining and is a great one man show”
~Ron Jolie, Bartender
Grace O’Malleys’ Ottawa, On
Great House Concert!
“Wow! What a great house concert last night, Yavor. I really, really enjoyed it. Your playlist was wonderfully varied and generous. Your performance was lively, relaxed, well-paced and vastly entertaining….”